Posts Tagged ‘nyc’

Star Wars exhibit

February 27, 2022

https://www.nycgo.com/events/star-wars-and-the-power-of-costume/

About Us | Sloomooinstitute

December 24, 2021

https://sloomooinstitute.com/pages/about-us

Cities aren’t doomed to repeat the bad old days.

May 17, 2020

https://slate.com/business/2020/05/cities-suburbs-cars.html?__twitter_impression=true

Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not | The New Yorker

May 16, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/04/seattles-leaders-let-scientists-take-the-lead-new-yorks-did-not

NYC coronavirus deaths hit 12,199 as confirmed cases climb

April 18, 2020

Found this an unusual quote: “Although cases and deaths continue to rise, other coronavirus metrics are headed in a more promising
direction.” https://nypost.com/2020/04/17/nyc-coronavirus-deaths-hit-12199-as-confirmed-cases-climb What other metrics? #covid19

Math Unfolded – National Museum of Mathematics

November 25, 2019

https://momath.org/math-unfolded/

Luminocity Festival in NYC at Randall’s Island Park

November 24, 2019

to 1/5/20
https://donyc.com/events/2019/11/23/luminocity-festival-tickets

To do

November 2, 2019

https://gulliversgate.com/

Gulliver’s Gate is a technologically advanced, interactive and immersive world of miniatures covering 50,000 square feet that will ignite your imagination and challenge your perspective.

ARTECHOUSE | New York, NY

October 6, 2019

https://www.artechouse.com/nyc

New York City’s Bold, Flawed Attempt to Make Algorithms Accountable

January 20, 2018

NYC’s Bold, Flawed Attempt to Make #Algorithms Accountable
https://www.NewYorker.com/tech/elements/new-york-citys-bold-flawed-attempt-to-make-algorithms-accountable QT: “#NYC should commit to demanding openness in all future contracts with vendors of these algorithmic services…It’s a dereliction of duty to allow vital decisions to be made by a black box.”

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“Frank Pasquale,… told me much the same. “While the terms of past contracts are hard to revisit, New York City should commit to demanding openness in all future contracts with venders of these algorithmic services,” he said. “They have the leverage here, not the firms. Secrecy may incentivize tiny gains in efficiency, but those are not worth the erosion of legitimacy and public confidence in government. It’s a dereliction of duty to allow vital decisions to be made by a black box.”

Cathy O’Neil, the author of “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” told me. “What we’re finding is that the world of algorithms is one ugly wormhole.” In insulating algorithms and their creators from public scrutiny, rather than responding to civic concerns about bias and discrimination, the existing system “propagates the myth that those algorithms are objective and fair,” O’Neil said. “There’s no reason to believe either.””